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FreeMaster Prescription Cycling Glasses – An unbiased review.

I'd never given prescription cycling glasses a thought before as I, until recently had worn contact lenses for nearly thirty years, I started wearing them in my early teens, honest! Okay it may have been VERY early twenties, but definitely no later than that. Unfortunately after a painful eye infection I was advised to cut down my wear time from fourteen hours a day, seven days a week to no more than eight ...

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Garmin Virb Elite – BRUTAL review

Why review the Garmin Virb Elite? The Garmin Virb Elite is not the 'current' or most up to date model in the popular Garmin cam range.  So why are we reviewing an old model?  Well I'm glad you asked.  Although you probably didn't ask did you?  Most of the products we review here at VeloBalls are brand new, or at least current models, like the great Source Fuse hydration pack. But buying brand new comes with ...

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Hydration pack review – Source Fuse 2017

Hydration packs are a bit of an odd thing to try and review.  In my experience a hydration pack either holds water and has a tube that works, or it doesn't.  But cycling technology marches onward, so when the nice folk at Wheelies sent VeloBalls a Source Fuse Hydration Pack I decided to find out if the exciting world of bags of water has moved on since I last looked in on it. Although I wouldn't call myself ...

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Specialized Allez – The ULTIMATE Review 2017

Specialized Allez - the road bike range for all budgets. If you are on the market for a new road bike, odds are you fall into one of two groups of people; Those that can comfortably spend north of £1000, and those who need a little more bang for their buck. The Allez range of bicycles by Specialized speak for themselves, in that they are seemingly the only road bike praised by both elite road racers and fru ...

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Black Friday 2016 – get the best bike bargains!

We all like to grumble a bit about Black Friday deals.  Perhaps it's the footage of rioters coshing each other with electrical goods in discount superstores.  Perhaps it's the commercialisation of the world that gets us down.  However you feel about Black Friday deals the truth is that the cycling retailers we all know and love crank out some brilliant deals at this time of year.  At this time of year we al ...

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Two million enjoy the Yorkshire rain

It was a busy day to say the least for the “heartland of cycling.” Over two million fans braced the rain to watch Frenchman Thomas Voeckler dominate the three day Tour de Yorkshire. It was a stunning performance for the Direct Energie rider and he made sure the fans got what they came for. Voeckler won the third and final stage and slipped by Team Sky’s Nicolas Roche in a sprint finish. Christian Prudhomme, ...

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Questions remain for Team GB in Rio

With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro looming, tough decisions may lie ahead for the Great Britain endurance team. Heavy hitters Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish look to leave their mark in the games which is only a few months away and repeat their great performance in 2008. But, with injuries hampering the team and uncertainty with team selection, could there be trouble in paradise? Team Pursuit coach Heik ...

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Froome keeps the boss happy

The Tour de Romandie was not too kind to Chris Froome. In the past years, Froome started fairly well but this year when he crossed the finish line, he finished 38th. But, luckily, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford is not worried one bit. These late struggles seem to be a part of a master plan for longer and sustained success further down the road. To say that Froome has a “full plate” is an understatem ...

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Froome’s Tour de Southampton

Tour de France champ Chris Froome turned a normal Saturday into a day that local riders will not soon forget. The University of Southampton received an unexpected visit from several hundred riders all because the champion wanted some company for a bimble in the area. The Team Sky leader took to Twitter to tweet his followers and it didn’t take long for Froome Fans to grab their gear and rush to heed his cal ...

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Sagan’s California Dreamin’

Don’t be surprised if you notice Peter Sagan walking around the LA looking for available properties for sale, he loves riding in California. And it doesn’t hurt that he can’t stop winning here either. Sagan has lit up the record books with 13 Tour of California stage wins but his competitors are not going to roll out the red carpet just yet. California’s majestic mountain ranges in stage three and five will ...

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